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Where to Eat and Drink With Fellow Caps’ Fans During the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Catch Game 5 at a rooftop bar, cocktail haven. or simulated backyard barbecue

An elated Capitals fan at the Bullpen.
Bullpen/Facebook

In celebration of the Washington Capitals advancing to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 20 years, local bars restaurants, and outdoor drinking arenas are showing some mega team spirit.

The home team is facing Western Conference champs the Vegas Golden Knights in a best-of-seven series. The victor claims the Stanley Cup. The Caps are one win away from their first NFL championship, taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the series after a 6-2 victory in Game 4; Game 5 gets going at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 in Las Vegas.

Here’s a guide to dining specials as well as bars and restaurants that plan to broadcast the game that could finally bring the cup home to Capitals fans.

The Bullpen

1201 Half Street SE

The open air gathering spot opposite Nationals Park is opening at 6 p.m. and airing the game on a new 12-foot big screen, complete with $5 drink specials. There will be live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and attendees are allowed to bring their own folding chairs. Kids are welcome until 9 p.m.; well-behaved pets can hang all night.

Carmine’s

425 Seventh Street NW

The chain Italian restaurant is offering two frozen cocktails ($7 each) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the Stanley Cup finals, and will extend the pricing on its happy hour menu during the same times. Carmine’s is also offering valet parking ($13 per vehicle) for fans driving to Capital One Arena, and has secured a cardboard cutout of Caps star Alex Ovechkin for those who wish to snap fake-me-out selfies.

Chatter

5247 Wisconsin Avenue NW

The neighborhood pub in Friendship Heights will air Game 5. Food and drink deals include $5 Angry Orchard Rose Cider pints, $5 Blue Point Toasted Lager cans, and $7 Corona Familiar 32-ounce bottles. Discount bar snacks during all the games include $5 fried pickles and $5 corn fritters.

Church Hall

1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Georgetown’s newest beer hall is offering $2 off all drafts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will gives fans wearing Caps gear their first beer for free.

Circa

781 Seventh Street NW

This recent addition to Chinatown is contributing to the Game 5 festivities by running its regular happy hour specials all day and offering one free shot to fans wearing Caps gear.

City Tap House

Multiple locations

In addition to broadcasting all the Capitals games at both locations, the City Tap houses in Penn Quarter and Dupont plan to offer half-price appetizers including street corn dip, hummus, and corn- crab hush puppies while playoff games are happening. Hockey fans who show up in Capitals jerseys or other home team gear will also be privy to two types of pizza, and extended happy hour pricing on discounted drinks.

Crimson Whiskey Bar

627 H Street NW

This subterranean drinking den is offering happy hour deals all night — including $5 boilermakers, $6 house wines, and $2 off draft beers — and will stay open an hour after the game ends.

Declaration

Multiple locations

The pizza parlor is offering all-night happy hour throughout the Stanley Cup finals. In Shaw (804 V Street NW) happy hour starts at 4 p.m. with $8 cocktails, $7 wines, $6 spirits, $5 beer, and $5-$8 bar snacks. At the new Navy Yard location (1237 First Street SE), happy hour with the same deals kicks off at 3 p.m.

Dirty Habit

555 8th Street NW

The Penn Quarter bar is becoming a Caps fan hub via an illuminated red courtyard and added screens outdoors. The Wilson Punch, inspired by Washington Capitals player Tom Wilson, will be available all day through the duration of the finals for $6 per glass, with $1 benefiting the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.

Dirty Habit’s outdoor patio.
Dirty Habit [official photo]

Franklin Hall

1348 Florida Avenue NW

This spacious beer bar is offering $2 off drafts before 7 p.m., and $4 pints/$8 liters of Miller High Life all night long for Game 5.

Hill Country Backyard Barbecue

401 F Street NW

Its Penn Quarter restaurant will be closed until 10 p.m. for a private event, but Hill Country’s seasonal pop-up at the National Building Museum — which is just steps from Capital One Arena — will serve $4 pints of Bud Light while broadcasting the game.

Hill Restaurant Group

Multiple locations

Navy Yard’s Willie’s Brew & Que (300 Tingey Street SE) plans to broadcast Game 5 on its sixteen 60-inch TVs with full surround sound. During every 2018 Stanley Cup finals game, Willie’s will offer select $4 draft beers, and select $15 pitchers of beer. The same deals are available at sister bar Finn McCool’s (713 Eighth Street SE), which has a new Irish menu, four 120-inch projector screens, and twelve 60-inch TV’s. Hawk ‘n’ Dove (329 Pennsylvania Avenue SE) will offer $5 rail drinks, and $20 buckets of select beers during Caps-Knights games.

Mamma Lucia

4916 Elm Street, Bethesda, Md.

This homegrown chain is contributing to Bethesda Row’s outdoor watch party by grilling hot dogs ($5 each), burgers ($7), and offering drink specials — including drafts of Corona and Bud Light ($5), and two cocktails ($10) — starting at 6 p.m.

Mastro’s

600 13th Street NW

The glitzy downtown steakhouse is featuring its Dreamberry cocktail and will be screening the games in the lounge and on a 80-inch LCD TV in the private dining room.

Moreland’s Tavern

5501 14th Street NW

This neighborhood watering hole is offering $3 beers from local producer 3 Stars Brewing Company throughout Game 5.

Pearl Street Warehouse

33 Pearl Street SW

In addition to hosting a free pre-game show at 7 p.m., this concert venue is offering $4 “Rock the Red” shots made with whiskey, cranberry juice, and lime. Game 5 will be broadcast on a nearby projection screen starting at 8 p.m.

Penn Social

801 E Street NW

Caps pregame specials, available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., includes $2 off all beers.

Port City Brewing Company

3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, Va.

Local brewery Port City is showing the Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals with sound on a projection screen in its beer garden. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Reliable Tavern

3655 Georgia Avenue NW

This neighborhood bar is cutting the price of any whiskey drink by 10 percent (up to half off) for every goal the Caps score during each game of the Stanley Cup finals.

Assorted whiskies at Reliable Tavern.
Reliable Tavern/Facebook

Rock & Roll Hotel

1353 H Street NE

This Atlas District mainstay is showing Game 5 on its rooftop and offering happy hour deals — including $3 Tecate, $4 Budweiser and Bud Light, $4 rail drinks, half-price chicken wings, and $1 off any other menu item — all night long.

Rustico - Ballston

4075 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.

The neighborhood beer bar is offering $0.75 chicken wings all day and running drink specials during Game 5.

Sovereign

1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW

This Georgetown beer bar is extending its regular happy hour deals — $4 for select beers, wines, cocktails, and bar snacks — all night long for Game 5.

Taco Bamba

Multiple locations

Victor Albisu has created a new taco as a nod to the Stanley Cup’s Canadian origins. The Lord Stanley features chorizo, fries, bacon, cheese, chipotle maple ($4.50) and is available at all Taco Bamba locations throughout the Stanley Cup finals.

Queen Vic

1206 H Street NE

This Atlas District standby is taking $1 off the price of Jameson whiskey for each goal (limit: 5) the Capitals score during each game of the Stanley Cup finals.

Central

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 Visit Website

Penn Social

801 E St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 (202) 697-4900 Visit Website

City Tap House Dupont

1250 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 878-8235 Visit Website

City Tap House Penn Quarter

901 9th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 733-5333 Visit Website

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